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Dryships Inc. Reports Q4 2010

March 30, 2011, Athens, Greece. DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), or the Company, a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., of off-shore contract drilling oil services, today announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010. *  For the fourth quarter of 2010, the Company reported net income of $99.7 million, or $0.31 basic and $0.29 diluted earnings per share.

DryShips Completes Common Stock Offering

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DryShips Inc. has successfully completed the previously announced $200 million common stock offering, in which the Company raised net proceeds of $198 million, pursuant to the prospectus supplement filed on February 17, 2017. Following the completion of the offering, the Company has approximately 152,055,576 common shares outstanding. George Economou, Chairman and CEO commented: "We are very pleased to have successfully raised an additional $198 million of equity, which will increase our total available liquidity to about $455 million.

Dryships Acquires Four Newcastlemax Vessels

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DryShips Inc. has entered into agreements with unaffiliated third parties to acquire four Newcastlemax bulk carriers of approximately 206,000 DWT and with an average age of 3 years. The company expects to take delivery of the vessels before the end of June 2017. DryShips will finance the total gross purchase price of approximately $124 million using cash on hand. Current liquidity stands at approximately $455 million. Two of the vessels will be employed under time charter contracts, while the other two will trade in the spot market.

Dryships Inc. Reports Financial And Operating Results

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), or the Company, a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., of off-shore contract drilling oil services, today announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. * On May 12, 2011, the Company was awarded contracts for the Ocean Rig Corcovado and the Ocean Rig Mykonos by Petróleo Brasileiro S.A (“Petrobras”) for drilling offshore Brazil.

DryShips Enters into Newcastlemax Contract

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DryShips Inc has entered into a one year time charter with a major grain house for one of its 206,000 dwt Newcastlemax drybulk vessels for an expected duration of about one year. The Company anticipates a total gross backlog of $7.1 million, and the contract to commence upon the delivery of the vessel, expected before the end of April 2017. Mr. DryShips is a diversified owner of ocean going cargo vessels that operate worldwide. The Company owns a fleet of 13 Panamax drybulk vessels…

Newcastlemax Bulker Delivered to DryShips

Ship owner DryShips Inc. announced that it has taken delivery of a 205,855 DWT Newcastlemax drybulk vessel built in 2014.   The vessel was delivered to its one year time charter with a major grain house, which is expected to provide a total gross backlog of $7.1 million.   George Economou, DryShips chairman and chief executive officer, said, “We are very pleased to take delivery of our first modern Newcastlemax vessel. With three sister vessels to follow, two of which are also employed under time charter contracts, we expect our earnings and cash flows will built up during the second half of 2017.”

Dryships Adds Second Aframax Tanker

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DryShips Inc, a diversified owner of ocean going cargo vessels, announced that it has taken delivery of the previously announced 115,666 deadweight tons Aframax tanker built in 2012, which will be employed in the spot market. "Since the commencement of our acquisition program, in addition to the above, we have successfully taken delivery of a total of three vessels," the company said in a statement. On May 10, 2017, one Kamsarmax drybulk vessel built in 2014 of 81,918 deadweight tons. On May 2, 2017, one Newcastlemax drybulk vessel built in 2014 of 205,855 deadweight tons.

DRYSHIPS INC. Announces Results of Annual General Meeting

DryShips Inc. (the “Company” or “DryShips”), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, today announced the results of its 2011 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the “Meeting”). 1. the election of Messrs. Company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011. DryShips Inc. is an owner of drybulk carriers and tankers that operate worldwide. Through its majority owned subsidiary…

DryShips VLGC Commences Time Charter

DryShips Inc., an owner of ocean going cargo vessels, announced that on June 29, 2017, its first very large gas carrier (VLGC) commenced its time charter on a fixed rate with five years firm duration to an oil major.   The charterer has options to extend the firm employment period by up to three years.   DryShips said it expects a total gross backlog associated with this time charter of up to $92.7 million including the optional periods.

Dryships Time Charter Contract for Newcastlemax Vessels

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DryShips Inc., a diversified owner of ocean going cargo vessels, announced that it has entered into a time charter with a major coal and steel trader for its fourth and last of its 206,000 dwt Newcastlemax drybulk vessels. The contract has a duration of about one year, with a gross rate linked to the Baltic Capesize Index (5 T/C route) plus 20% and will commence upon the delivery of the vessel, expected in July 2017. DryShips owns a fleet of (i) 13 Panamax drybulk vessels; (ii) 4 Newcastlemax drybulk vessels…

DryShips Cancels Newbuild Contracts

DryShips Inc. reports cancellation of four newbuilding contracts with Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries DryShips Inc., an international provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargos, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries (RSHI), to cancel the newbuilding contracts for four ice-class panamax bulker vessels, in exchange for the refund of all installments paid to RSHI plus interest. All amounts due under this agreement have been received in full by the Dryships, the company said. dryships.com

DryShips Acquires More Ocean Rig Shares

DryShips Inc., has purchased 33,254,576 shares of Ocean Rig ASA an Oslo Stock Exchange listed offshore drilling services company, at a price of NOK 45 per share. Following these transactions DryShips Inc. owns 49.9% of the shares and votes in Ocean Rig ASA. As advised on December 17, 2007 Mr. George Economou, Chairman and CEO of DryShips Inc., has separately acquired approximately 4.4% of the share capital of Ocean Rig ASA. The total ownership percentage has been calculated based on an issued share capital in Ocean Rig ASA of 170,374,980 shares, as contained in Ocean Rig’s last Certificate of Registration. As a consequence of yesterday’s acquisition DryShips Inc.

DryShips Inc. to Acquire Ultra Deep Water Drillships

DryShips Inc., announced that it has exercised its option to acquire two advanced capability drillships for use in ultra deep water drilling locations. The drillships, are to be constructed by Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (SHI) and are expected to be delivered from the shipyard in the third quarter of 2011. The expected delivered cost of the newbuilding drillships is approximately $800 million per unit. The company expects to receive shortly a firm commitment for the debt portion to finance construction and other payments. Conference Call Announcement: Today, Thursday, April 24, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. EDT management will host a conference call to discuss the pending Mandatory tender offer for Ocean Rig and the agreement to construct the above two drillships.

DryShips Offers Period for Acquisition of Ocean Rig

DryShips Inc. announced that the Mandatory Offer period for the acquisition of all the outstanding shares of Ocean Rig ASA began today and the appropriate Offer Document has been filed with the Oslo Stock Exchange.  The mandatory offer period will end on 11th June, 2008. As of 14 May 2008, Primelead Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of DryShips, Inc., owns 128,035,373 shares in Ocean Rig or 75.1% of the shares and votes in Ocean Rig ASA.

Dryships Cancels 4 Drybulk Carriers

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes announced on Dec. 10 that it has agreed to cancel the previously declared acquisition of four Panamax dry bulk carriers, which was announced on July 3 2008, from companies beneficially owned by George Economou, Chairman and CEO of DryShips Inc. The aggregate purchase price of $400m would have represented a significant cash outflow from the company’s cash reserves given that the company had not obtained bank financing for the acquisition. The Audit Committee of DryShips Inc. concluded that due to the significant deterioration in the dry bulk market since the time the agreements were entered into, it would not be in the best interest of DryShips Inc. to consummate the transaction.

DryShips Inc. Announces Fleet Renewal

DryShips Inc., entered into agreements with unaffiliated third parties for t he sale of the 1984 built, 166,000 dwt capesize bulk carrier, MV Shibumi for a price of approximately $24.6 million. Delivery to new owners will take place in the second quarter of 2007. It is expected that the DryShips will realize a book gain of about $17.8 million on the sale. The company has agreed to a purchase of the 2001 built, 73,931 dwt panamax bulk carrier, MV Zella Oldendorff for a price of approximately $39.7 million. Delivery to the company is scheduled for the third quarter of 2007.

Dryships Sells Panamax ‘at 10% premium’

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DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS), or the Company, an international, owner of drybulk carriers and offshore support vessels, today announced that it has sold the 2002 built Panamax drybulk carrier MV Oregon. The vessel MV Oregon, along with the associated bank debt, was sold to an entity controlled by the Company’s Chairman and CEO, Mr. George Economou. The vessel was sold for a 10% premium to fair market value, as supported by independent third party broker valuations. Following this transaction…

Hedge Funds Hook Shipping Stocks Grappling for Recovery

Emerging recovery for segments of global shipping industry; Nordic American Tanker and Dryships Inc among popular stocks. Shipping stocks may still be in the doldrums in the view of many investors, but hedge funds have bet at least $675 million on signs of renewed buoyancy in the industry. Hedge funds made initial forays into shipping stocks in the third quarter of 2017, but significantly stepped up their bets in the final three months of the year, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings compiled by Symmetric show. "Shipping has been in a terrible trough for a number of years," Chris Walvoord, global head of hedge fund research at investment consultant Aon Hewitt, said. "Hedge funds are starting to see opportunity ...

Dryships Inc. Announces Management Change

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) a provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., or Ocean Rig, of off-shore deepwater drilling services, today announced that Pankaj Khanna, Chief Operating Officer, will be stepping down from his position, effective October 2, 2012, to pursue other interests. His duties will be absorbed by the existing management team. George Economou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company commented: “It was a pleasure working with Pankaj, and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”

DryShips Inc. Announces Stock Split

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), an international provider of drybulk cargo marine transportation services, announced that its Board of Directors intends to call a special meeting of shareholders to approve an amendment to the Company's Articles of Incorporation to increase the Company's authorized common stock. Upon such approval, the Board intends to conduct a 3:1 split of the Company's outstanding common stock in the form of a stock dividend. Proxy materials for the special meeting will be distributed when available.

DryShips Inc. Enters Panamax Charters

DryShips, Inc., (NASDAQ:DRYS) a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes announced that it has entered into shortterm charters for four of its Panamax vessels with first class charterers. Specifically, DryShips has agreed to enter its 2004 built 73,601 dwt Panamax bulk carrier MV Padre into a time charter for a period of about 12 months at a daily rate of $81,000. The vessel is expected to commence its new charter on or about November 6, 2007; enter its 2000 built 75,706 dwt Panamax bulk carrier MV Coronado into a time charter for a period of about 12 months at a daily rate of $81,750. The vessel is expected to commence its new charter on or about November 2…

DryShips Delivers M/V Sorrento

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DryShips Inc., an international owner of drybulk carriers and offshore support vessels,  has announced that on November 22, 2016, it has successfully delivered the 2004 built Panamax bulk carrier M/V Sorrento to an unaffiliated third party buyer for a gross price of $6.7 million. Following this delivery the Company has now completed all of the five vessel sales previously announced on October 31, 2016. The Company is an owner of drybulk carriers and offshore support vessels that operate worldwide.

DryShips Completes Registered Direct Offering

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DryShips Inc.announced that it has completed the previously announced registered direct offering of 100,000 newly designated Series E-1 and E-2 Convertible Preferred Shares and Warrants, in which the Company raised gross proceeds of approximately $100.0 million since commencing the offering, pursuant to the prospectus supplement filed on November 17, 2016. Following the completion of the offering, the Company has approximately 33,806,733 common shares outstanding.

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